The Youth Entrepreneurship Development Foundation (YEDF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in April 2003 by Freddie Jones. The Foundation was founded to create an after-school program that would meet the educational deficits often found in students from the lower socio-economic segment of society. The program began in the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Area and is now being relaunched in the Metropolitan Washington DC Area. The after-school program is projected to start with the Fall 2020-2021 school year. 

YEDF’s vision and mission are established; they are realistic and reachable with individuals and organizations dedicated to accomplishing its goals.